Tennis star Serena Williams may be recognizable to the entire world, but she’s generally kept her private life just that: private. When she revealed that she was engaged to internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, then, the news raised a few eyebrows. But while the couple are now married with a child, not everyone knows the details of how they got together. And when you learn them, your heart might just melt.
Serena was primed to be a champion from an early age, beginning training in tennis at the age of just three. The hard work paid off too, as she and her sister, Venus, would eventually become two of the most talked about people in the sport. Then in 1999 Serena pipped her sister to the post in the race to see who would win a Grand Slam first.
And Serena ended up becoming an absolute tennis superstar. She has earned the record for having won more singles matches than any other woman; along with her sister, she also holds 14 doubles Grand slams. In addition, she has four Olympic gold medals. And, of course, she’s earned a bit of money along the way too; in 2017 she was the only woman listed on Forbes’ ranking of the highest paid sportspeople.